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Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Minor in Spanish

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements SPANMIN
The minor in Spanish provides students with a solid foundation in oral and written skills in Spanish as well as a broad introduction to Hispanic studies.


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours*, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Second-Year Spanish II**. One (1) course:
    • HISP-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II
    • HISP-S 251
  2. Spanish Grammar in Context. One (1) course:
    • HISP-S 280 Spanish Grammar in Context
    • HISP-S 281 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  3. Introduction to Hispanic Studies. Two (2) courses:
    • HISP-S 324 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures
    • HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
    • HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  4. Advanced Elective. One (1) course:
    • Additional course from the Introduction to Hispanic Studies list
    • Any HISP-S 300–399 except HISP-S 324; HISP-S 326; HISP-S 328
    • Any HISP-S 400–499 except HISP-S 495; HISP-S 498; HISP-S 499
    • HISP-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • HISP-X 370 Experiential Learning in Spanish
    • HISP-X 395 Global Experience in Spanish and Portuguese
    • HISP-X 398 Experiential Research
  5. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.